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May 28, 2015

About 250 medical interpreters from throughout New England will learn about the latest advances in the field during the 10th annual Paving the Way to Health Care Access conference, co-sponsored by MassHealth and UMass Medical School.

May 26, 2015

Autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, will co-teach Act Early teams from Massachusetts as well as six visiting states about how to consider cultural differences when screening young children for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during a two-day Peer-to-Peer Exchange event through a collaboration between the Massachusetts Act Early Program and the national Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) to be hosted at the Boston Children’s Museum next month.

Index and AIRC
May 22, 2015

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has honored three individuals for their leadership, dedication and commitment to helping those in the autism community.

May 21, 2015

A correctional health expert at UMass Medical School discussed MassHealth coverage for inmates in a U.S. News & World Report article May 19 detailing a nationwide effort to enroll inmates in Medicaid to reduce costs and improve health care access.

May 20, 2015

More than a thousand pregnant women and new moms in Massachusetts are now able to receive appointment reminders and learn about nutrition, safety and other postpartum issues – via text – through an innovative partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth. 

Kimberly Haddad
May 18, 2015

Kimberly A. Haddad, JD, MPH, chief of staff of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, has been named '10 to Watch' in 2015 by MetroWest495 Biz.

May 14, 2015

An IT expert at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has taken his work on improving Web access for people with cognitive disabilities to the global stage. John Rochford has joined the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Task Force.

May 12, 2015

“Am I Covered,” a tool to help families determine whether their health insurance policy covers services under the Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law, has been launched by UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center.

Work Without Limits to be honored by Partners for Youth with Disabilities
May 05, 2015

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program will be honored by Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) at its 30th Anniversary Benefit Party at District Hall in Boston May 7.

May 04, 2015

The Children’s High-Risk Asthma Bundled Payment demonstration, a partnership between UMass Medical School and MassHealth, the state Medicaid program, is featured in a Brookings Institution case study on pediatric asthma payment reform.

May 01, 2015

Affordability of health care continues to be a challenge for many Massachusetts residents despite high rates of insurance coverage, according to a report co-authored by a team from UMass Medical School and commissioned by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation.

April 30, 2015

Siblings of children with mental health needs who participate in the UMass Medical School Sibling Support Program show a decrease in their sense of isolation and shame, one of the initiative’s parent mentors, Leah Baigell, said at the Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing Fundraiser April 29.

April 29, 2015

Dentists in general practice are taking on more patients with special needs, but those with intellectual or developmental disabilities may still have difficulty finding dentists to treat them. Two Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center projects aim to change that by training dentists how to care for this population and researching the most effective treatment techniques, according to an article in the Telegram & Gazette April 29.

UMass Medical School researchers suggest New Hampshire hold providers, insurers responsible for health care spending
April 27, 2015

UMass Medical School researchers have suggested New Hampshire consider holding providers and insurers responsible for improving the quality of health care and containing costs, according to an Associated Press report in the Telegram & Gazette April 25.

April 27, 2015

Behavioral health integration became more than an academic concept to Judith L. Steinberg, MD, MPH, when she was transformed from doctor to patient earlier this year. The UMass Medical School health reform leader writes about her experience and what she learned, in a perspective piece published April 26 in Globe Magazine.